We prohibit unfair discrimination based on nationality, race, ethnicity, religion, gender, age, disability, etc., child labor and forced labor and work to prevent corruption under our Human Rights Policy and the 10 principles of the UN Global Compact.
In March 2009, the DOWA Group endorsed and signed the UN Global Compact (UNGC), a set of principles for voluntary corporate action proposed by the United Nations. The Group respects the ten principles in the areas of human rights, labor, the environment and anti-corruption and strives to contribute to the sustainable development of society.
The Company has established the DOWA Consultation Desk, which enables people to anonymously consult two external lawyers (one male and one female), with the goals of fostering a healthy corporate culture and facilitating early detection and correction of unruly acts or situations that could lead to such acts occurring. Confidentiality concerning submitted reports and the the protection of reporting parties from disadvantageous treatment are both guaranteed, and the availability of the consultation desk is made known through the Company’s intranet and posters.
Moreover, the DOWA Consultation Desk is also available for use by the employees of suppliers and partner companies. When employees consult via the Consultation Desk or opinions are received by the desk, corrective action is taken if necessary.
To promote human rights initiatives, we provide harassment training to the managers of the entire Group. External lawyers working for the DOWA Consultation Desk lecture employees. We disseminate harassment prevention information through the intranet and by hanging posters at business sites.